The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Java Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer - Java
Rank 636 633 616
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 10 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.023% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £493 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £480 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Senior Java Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Java Software Engineer in the job title.

Senior Java Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Senior Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 10 £475 +11.76% 11
London +6 5 £576 +35.58% 6
South East -1 3 £600 +25.00% 2
Kent - 2 £650 -
Oxfordshire +5 1 £475 -1.04%
North West +1 1 £400 - 1
Oxford 0 1 £475 -3.55%
Cheshire -6 1 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Chester - 1 £400 -
Tonbridge - 1 £700 -

Senior Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Senior Java Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Java Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (92.86%) Software Engineering
3 11 (78.57%) Spring
3 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) TDD
5 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 6 (42.86%) REST
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) HTML
7 4 (28.57%) CSS
7 4 (28.57%) Mockito
7 4 (28.57%) Scala
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 3 (21.43%) jQuery
8 3 (21.43%) Spring MVC
8 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (21.43%) Node.js
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle
8 3 (21.43%) JUnit
8 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
8 3 (21.43%) Banking
8 3 (21.43%) DevOps
8 3 (21.43%) Redis
8 3 (21.43%) Jenkins

Senior Java Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Node.js
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 2 (14.29%) Jetty
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (7.14%) AdWords
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Heroku
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Redis
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) MariaDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Mockito
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) JUnit
3 2 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.14%) Checkstyle
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) FindBugs
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) RSpec
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
4 1 (7.14%) TestNG
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Back Office
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) Spring
2 6 (42.86%) REST
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) Spring MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) Akka
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) J2SE
5 2 (14.29%) Java EE
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
5 2 (14.29%) WebSockets
5 2 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Native
2 1 (7.14%) MPEG
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) DevOps
7 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (14.29%) Microservices
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
8 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 2 (14.29%) SDLC
9 1 (7.14%) OO
9 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (7.14%) OOP
9 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Haskell
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Go
6 1 (7.14%) Groovy
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) etcd
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce